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11 December 2020
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Broadcast TV News
Under 3 Minutes
Pandemic shutdowns have led to empty beds at the Cleveland Hostel which it has offered to local homeless shelters to help lighten their load. Although the hostel only offers several dozen beds, it’s filling a critical...
27 October 2020
Schools across the country are trying a different approach to teaching safely during the pandemic: outdoors teaching. This article provides four examples of schools implementing this method and how they did it, from t...
5 August 2020
Under 800 Words
Within hours of a massive explosion that left 300,000 people homeless, residents in and around Beirut opened their doors to house those impacted by the destruction. Thawramap, which normally identifies locations of pe...
8 April 2020
London, England, United Kingdom
From London to Toronto and across the United States, hotels are re-opening their doors for health care workers responding to COVID-19. Recognizing the need for isolated places to stay, hotels that had once closed beca...
23 March 2020
Berea, Kentucky, United States
As colleges and universities across the United States have shifted to online classes and shut down their campuses, not every student simply has the ability to move home. To help support these students, many of whom ar...
11 October 2019
Santa Barbara, California, United States
Cities like Santa Barbara are creating "Safe Parking Programs" that designate certain parking lots as safe and legal for residents living in their cars to park at night. An organized intake procedure on-site attempts ...
19 April 2019
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
A series of churches in Phoenix, Arizona are stepping up to help migrant families released by ICE by providing them up with a place to stay temporarily, medical care, donated supplies, and the beginnings of a plan to ...
5 April 2019
Tucson, Arizona, United States
In Tucson, Arizona, a former Benedictine monastery is providing temporary shelter to asylum seekers. The space was temporarily donated to Casa Alitas, a nonprofit, following a sharp increase in asylum-seeker in the pa...
18 March 2019
Thirty-six percent of university and 46 percent of community college students in the United States are housing insecure. From providing monthly rent subsidies to allowing students living in their cars to park on campu...
10 December 2018
Los Angeles, California, United States
The Safe Parking Program in Los Angeles is providing people living out of their vehicles with secure lots. For those facing housing instability, this temporary measure helps people save their energy and resources so t...
20 April 2017
Eugene, Oregon, United States
Almost 4 years ago, Opportunity Village was established in Eugene. It’s a community of tiny houses for people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
30 January 2017
Austin, Texas, United States
Three Part Series, "America Beyond Detention": For decades, immigrant advocates have argued that the federal government should increase the use of residential shelters - like Casa Marianella in Austin - as an alternat...
Global Sisters Report
12 December 2016
Da lat, Lam Dong, Vietnam
Under 800 Words
It is rare for ethnic minority women from rural villages in Vietnam to pursue education. At the Dominican Sisters' Huong Duong Dormitory they are providing women with accommodations, scholarships, and support systems ...
15 September 2015
Kirkland, Washington, United States
Under 800 Words
Homeless individuals who sleep in their car are often ticketed or woken in the middle of the night, it can also be an especially dangerous sleep setup for women. Lake Washington United Methodist Church started a Safe ...
31 July 2015
Under 800 Words
The living conditions in refugee camps in the Middle East are very poor. Architects are piloting the Re:Build construction system that utilizes materials in the natural environment to construct homes, schools, and cli...
11 July 2014
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Despite pushback from the hospitality sector, Brazil's Rio de Janeiro worked around their short-term housing limitations for the 2014 World Cup by taking advantage of Airbnb and other short-term, local rental options....
1 September 2011
Dadaab, Garissa, Kenya
American humanitarian aid and programs by the United Nations have proved beneficial to equip Middle Eastern refugees with resources for self-settlement outside of camps. The self-settlement model has empowered refugee...
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